As the main aim of this blog is to record our Seasonal activities and tick items off our seasonal bucket lists I think it only right, now summer is ending and we enter a new season (Autumn yay!), that I sum up and reflect on what we've done. What did we achieve? Well, I must … Continue reading Summer 2016 Round Up
An oldie but goodie, there are few things that are quite as simple yet thrilling as watching your kite lift into the air, and then letting it go higher and higher until its merely a dot in the sky. Something that should be on every child's bucket list, a simple and fun outdoor activity that … Continue reading Fly a Kite -Tick!
A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to get gold of some free child passes for Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom in the West Midlands. This meant that we go Banana in free with a paying adult (saving us £9.45) and Duckling got in free anyway, because she's under 2. This was a great stroke … Continue reading Zip Wire -Tick!
There is something special about the evenings. I think it's probably a combination of the fact that it's cooler, quieter and the light is beautiful. A calm settles in the hours before nightfall, as the world winds down after a busy day. This is the reason that I wanted to go on an evening walk. … Continue reading Go for an evening walk
Yesterday it rained all day. Instead of letting this dampen our spirits we saw it as an opportunity to don the girls' new puddlesuits and go on a wet, woodland walk. I love this photo because, for me, it represents the beginning of Autumn, my favourite season.
Dear A, My darling girl, 4 days, that's how long it is until your first day at school. You are so excited. You are so ready...I am not so sure. To me, you're still a baby, I want to snuggle you, protect you, smell your sweet hair, keep you safe and innocent from the big … Continue reading A letter to my daughter starting school.
This year I really wanted to find a family friendly pub with a nice garden to relax in the sunshine. Again I didn't mind driving a bit further out because I think you tend to find that the nicest places are often on country roads rather than inner towns. So I did some research online, … Continue reading Relax in a beer garden- Tick!
Ah the park. The simplest of all childhood joys. Every town has one (or 50 depending on the size of the town) It just so happens that we live in quite a large town, so there are enough parks to keep us occupied all summer. However, we have done all of our local parks over … Continue reading Find a new park- tick!